Data Entry Operators in the United States can expect wages of $12.76 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Data Entry Operators (64 percent) who took the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,230 - $73,533
$23K
$34K
$74K
MEDIAN: $34,368
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$9.71 - $17.17
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MEDIAN: $12.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,230 - $73,533  
   
Bonus
$100.33 - $2,576  
Profit Sharing
$2,253  
Total Pay (?
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$20,659 - $43,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.17  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $26.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$100.33 - $2,576  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,253  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,659 - $43,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 313

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Job Description for Data Entry Operator

Most of the time, data entry operators work in an office. They must have a high school diploma or GED, but candidates who possess an associate’s degree are often preferred. Data entry operators enter applicable data into computers, often utilizing company-specific databases.

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Data Entry Operator Tasks

  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.
  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Operator


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It's not very common for Data Entry Operators to move on to become Office Managers. Average pay for an Office Manager is $39K annually. However, it's more common for Data Entry Operators to move into roles as Data Entry Specialists or Administrative Assistants.

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Popular Skills for Data Entry Operator


Data Entry Operators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Data Entry are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $27K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Data Entry Operators make a median salary of $29K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Key Stats for Data Entry Operator

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Data Entry Operator Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$28,000



Skills That Affect Data Entry Operator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
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Typing
0%

National Average
$28,000


Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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